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Coach Speak: What the Bengals did to beat the Steelers

This was a big win, but there is still work to do.

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On this podcast, I look at what the Bengals did to pull off the win against the Steelers and what could have potentially hurt them.

Here’s the run down:

  • The moment the Bengals won the game and how it reminded me of A Bronx Tale
  • Why do you defer the coin toss? Because if you play it right, it’s like getting a turnover.
  • The defense was mostly exceptional, but there was a moment that had shades of 2020. How did the offense respond to that defensive let down?
  • The offense stalled late in the game, going three-and-out on each of their last three possessions. They failed to build the lead, and they failed to kill the clock. How did the defense respond to the offense’s struggles?
  • Bend but don’t break defense. When and why to run it?
  • Are third down stops overrated?

Check out the podcast for all of this and more.